Reading, schmeading! There’ll be time to read when carpal tunnel syndrome pries the needles from my cold, cramped hands!
I have achieved a personal milestone in my knitting career. When I first started knitting, I also started frequenting knitting blogs, and at that time (December 2004) there was a craze on for making “˜fuzzy feet'””a sort of felted slipper/sock. Knitblogistan was full of people joyously and/or frantically knitting up the giganto slippers for everyone on their year-end gift lists and felting them in batches. I, tyro knitter with a repertoire of two stitches and one decrease, having not yet even touched circulars, could only look on in awe and vow to one day make fuzzy feet of my own.
That day is here, and tell you what, I am gaga puppy-happy about these things. They were silly amounts of fun to make””challenging enough to engage my brain, but a rewardingly fast knit, too””no chance of getting bored during this project! Here’s the before:
Hot new charity knitting fad: Slippers for Sasquatches!
I have completely dorked out over these things. I took them to work Tuesday and walked around showing them off. I asked my boss for a Dress Code exception to get to wear them all the time. (That didn’t work, so now I’m contemplating making an all-black pair and putting soles on them, so they pass for shoes.) Enough co-workers asked me to make pairs for them that I’m thinking about making up a couple dozen and selling them at the holiday craft fair our office hosts each December””not for the money, you understand, but for the excuse to make them in sizes and colors I’ll never wear.